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Neuroscience News has been shared in 48 public circles

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Fabian Weiland763I've set up a nice little circle focusing on health and medicine. It features hospitals, institutes, organziations, universities, media (people). #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #health #medicine #hospitals #publichealth  2013-12-05 08:42:5842000CC G+
Social Media Revolution637All Science! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #circle 2013-08-20 16:03:51189035CC G+
Social Media Revolution592Science #circleshare   #sharedcircles  2013-08-10 21:42:081890113CC G+
Science é Ciencia0We've been shared by +Science on Google+: A Public Database among other 246 interesting pages related to Science that you can follow here on Google+ adding this circle.Thank you! :D #science   #circles   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles  2013-07-24 10:00:53247001CC G+
Smartphones23,919Super Tech Circle Share! #technology   #smartphones   #tablets   #google   #sharedcircles   #publiccircle   #techcircle   #android   #apple   #googleplus   #mobile   #glass   #googleplustips   #socialmedia  2013-05-07 05:26:38104002CC G+
Bobo Fett0Those of you flocking here from the horror that is Facebook, or any that have been here for a while, or maybe even never a part of FB, some pointers to get you started.First thing to know if you type a question mark pretty much anywhere (as long as you don't have a text field in focus, in other words a blinking cursor where you would type text) in G+ you get a little pop up that gives you some handy basic keyboard shortcuts.If you are new here and and you are looking to make your feed more active, click the two little circles labeled Find people in the icons down the left side of the G+ page.  There you can search for people you know and add them to your circles.  Circles are what G+ uses to allow you to organize your friends list.  G+ starts you off with a few default Circles to use, you just need to add people and/or pages to things you enjoy to one of those circles.  Once you have you will see grey buttons at the top of your main feed (The page you get to if you click the big Google+ icon in the top left hand corner).  The first button is the default All circles button, here you will see all of the posts of every person/page you have added to any of your circles.  Next to the All button you will see buttons with the names of your circles.  If you click one of them you will of course see just posts from people/pages in that circle, but also on the rightish side, not quite at the top of the page, you will find a button that says Settings.  That is a drop down that gives you two check boxes.  One is "Show posts in home stream" the other is "Get Notified of new posts".  They pretty much do what they say, and "get notified" means any posts from this circle will make the number between your name and the + Share button in the top right hand corner increment and go red.  You can click that number at any time (even if it's red and 0) to get a drop down window which will show a condensed version of all posts from circles you get notified about. It will also notify you any time someone circles you back, and any +1s you have received in posts or comments you have made. As well as, comments in posts you have also commented on. On this Settings button you will also see a grey area that says Amount.  If you hover over that you get to choose More, Standard, or Fewer.  Which controls how frequently the posts from that circle appear in your feed.If you combine the above tools with the fact that you can change the name of any circle, add as many as you like, and also have people in more than one circle, you have very granular control over what posts you see and when, and exactly who can see your posts.  You can also share your circles with other people, as I have done below.  If you click the View shared circle button below, you will be able to see all the pages in a circle I call, go figure, Pages.  You can look through it and if you like everything you can just add the whole circle as a new circle.  Or, you can pick and choose which things you find interesting and add just them to your own circle that you already have or create a new circle.  Moving stuff from circle to circle is as easy and dragging the rectangle for that particular page/person and dropping onto the circle you want it to be in.  You could also just add this circle in full and then just delete the stuff you don't want (little x in top right hand corner of each rectangle when you hover over it).  Or just view this circle to get ideas for what sort of stuff can be searched for, and use the search box at the top of the Find people/Circle page to find stuff you like.Now once you have some friends added to circles, and pages/people you would like to follow added as well, your feed will get much more interesting. Now on to posting your own stuff.  In the Share what's new... field at the top of pages, you can of course type anything you like2013-05-03 19:55:12143001CC G+
Science on Google+60,330Science Pages- All DisciplinesView pages categorized by discipline: http://goo.gl/WCohTLinks to shared science circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Active profiles and pages will be included in the next shared circle.Science on Google+ community: http://goo.gl/mTTxX#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2013-03-17 13:29:4424071916CC G+
Justin Fournier534Tech Engage CircleHello Everyone just following the footsteps of +martin shervington  and attempting to circle share fully engaged circles with you.  Below I'm sharing a circle of definite Technology posters. If your new to this platform and needed a circle for sure fire tech news and help.  *Be sure to add and re-share this circle.*  Later Guys!2013-03-10 16:15:55296516CC G+
Science on Google+32,183Science Pages- All DisciplinesView pages categorized by discipline: http://goo.gl/WCohTLinks to shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBAdd your science page to next circle: http://goo.gl/yEg7MScience on Google+ community: http://goo.gl/mTTxX #scienceeveryday  #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2013-02-08 02:05:592341310CC G+
Science on Google+13,921Ultimate Science Page CircleSpice up your stream with this nice set of Science Pages!Join the Science on Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/uhJCNApplied and Mathematical Sciences: http://goo.gl/l0prdNatural Sciences: http://goo.gl/t8ljmSocial Sciences and Communication: http://goo.gl/vqyNSAdd your Profile/Page to Science on Google+: A Public Database If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that Profiles also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles .#scienceeveryday   #science   #publiccircles   #sharedcircles2012-12-16 17:10:4039321917CC G+
Daniel Harrington26,455SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY CIRCLE! #science   #tech   #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #sciencecircle   #googleplus  2012-12-13 02:01:55106014CC G+
Chris Row1,476Time to share again. Here is a good Circle of active people I have shared this one in the past, but in case you missed it here you go.2012-12-06 22:32:02491617CC G+
Chris Row1,468Here is a random circle I would like to share with you. just a bunch of random people. give it a shot you never know who you might find it here. add it, share it, enjoy it.2012-12-04 20:14:284919412CC G+
Science on Google+12,997Ultimate Science Page Circle 11.20Spice up your stream with this set of Science Pages! Did we miss your science page? Read below.Add your Profile/Page to Science on Google+: A Public Database If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that Profiles also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#scienceeveryday   #science   #publiccircles   #sharedcircles2012-11-20 19:05:1839031113CC G+
Science on Google+12,836Ultimate Science Page Circle 11.10Spice up your stream with this set of Science Pages! Nine pages were added this week (see below if you would like to add your science page to the circle).Add your Profile/Page to Science on Google+: A Public Database If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that Profiles also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#scienceeveryday  #science  #publiccircles  #sharedcircles  2012-11-10 13:37:5338201223CC G+
Science on Google+12,642Ultimate Science Page CircleSpice up your stream by adding this really nice set of Science Pages! Add your Profile/Page to +Science on Google+: A Public Database If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that Profiles also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles  2012-11-04 00:18:5037321930CC G+
Science on Google+11,818Science Page Circle - 10.9.12This is a really nice set of Science Pages!  Approximately 200 pages are in +Science on Google+: A Public Database (see http://goo.gl/WCohT for a categorized list), and we circled 157 Science Pages in the last two days!!! Check out the new pages by adding this circle and don't forget to share it with your friends!If you received a direct notification about this circle and would like to be added to future circles, please fill out this form: http://goo.gl/yEg7M. Thanks in advance! #scienceeveryday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles  2012-10-10 01:01:2036524650CC G+
Science on Google+11,317Science Pages- All DisciplinesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohTView all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-09-30 12:55:041990917CC G+
Scott Sneddon0In the spirit of circle-sharing on #sciencesunday here's my science media circle (a work in progress, but please feel free to add yours and re-share. Let me know what I've missed, or if you have a source you think I should add.Thanks,2012-09-23 15:37:3623103CC G+
Science on Google+9,957Psychology and Neuroscience PagesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/MwpSt. View all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-09-21 11:07:33366118CC G+
Science on Google+9,821Science Pages- All DisciplinesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohTView all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-09-16 15:43:301944511CC G+
Science on Google+9,289Science Pages- All DisciplinesThis is a really nice set of Science Pages (see http://goo.gl/WCohT for a categorized list). Help spread the love of Science by sharing this circle with your friends.If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles  2012-09-08 14:08:4719364760CC G+
Science on Google+9,127Biology and Neuroscience PagesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/ctxgwView all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-09-01 12:45:324201015CC G+
Science on Google+8,449Psychology and Neuroscience PagesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/MwpSt. View all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-08-16 00:12:19360414CC G+
Science on Google+8,407Biology and Neuroscience PagesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/ctxgw.View all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-08-15 23:55:20422110CC G+
Science on Google+7,163Searching for Active Science Pages+Science on Google+: A Public Database currently has 150 science pages in the database (see http://goo.gl/WCohT for a categorized list); however, there are many science pages on G+ that are not in the database. We would like to double this Science Page circle and share it this Sunday for   #sciencesunday ; however, we need your help. If you are curating a science page or know of an active science page that is not in the database (http://goo.gl/WCohT), please add it to the database by filling out this short form: http://goo.gl/yEg7M. We will take all of the active science pages, put them in this circle, and share it this Sunday. When you are done adding your favorite science pages, please share this post so we can reach our 300 page goal by Sunday.  Thanks!2012-07-11 15:21:1915032010CC G+
Science on Google+5,678Science Pages- All DisciplinesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohT. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-06-17 16:02:371404119CC G+
Science on Google+5,678Biology and Neuroscience PagesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/ctxgw.If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-06-17 15:05:40321310CC G+
The Web Resources0Brand Page Circle..Open to suggestionsTags #sharedcircles   #brandpagecircles   #circlesharing   #Brandpages  +Best Shared Circle +Shared Circles Shared a Circle with You +Reshare +Reshare +SharedCircles +Shared Pages Circles +Shared Circles on G+ +Shared a circle with you ..2012-06-11 23:41:37258053CC G+
Science on Google+5,521Updated Science Page Circle 6/10- All DisciplinesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohT. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles  #sharedcircles 2012-06-10 17:14:351392169CC G+
Science on Google+5,446Science Pages- All DisciplinesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohT. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-06-03 18:55:35136189CC G+
Science on Google+5,446Biology and Neuroscience PagesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/ctxgw.If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles  #sharedcircles 2012-06-03 18:12:5430115CC G+
TheFanar.com Holiday Homes919#CircleSunday #sharedcircles special unique circle continuesravel and Holidays Business PagesThis circle includes the pages of some of the most successful companies in the worldBusiness Pages , Directory for Pages shared , Shared Pages , Shared Business Pages , Directory for Pages , G+ Shared Circle Directory for Pages#hoildays #travel #directory #sharedcircles #busniess #smes #news2012-05-22 13:30:5751002CC G+
Mike Clancy4,510Science & Technology ... if you want it, this is where you'll find it. These people are interesting and active. If you're in it, share it ... if you want into it, +1 it. It's that simple!2012-04-20 03:25:1149912626CC G+
Science on Google+2,105Psychology and Neuroscience PagesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/MwpSt. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/vOJoN). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB2012-04-14 14:19:0130428CC G+
Science on Google+1,707Science Pages- All disciplinesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohT. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/vOJoN). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB2012-04-11 13:04:06810911CC G+
Mike Clancy3,675By far my largest (and favorite) circle, this is a great list of engaged science & technology lovers. As with my sci-fi circle, +1 this if you would like to be added to the circle, share it if you're already in it and want your own circles to grow.2012-04-05 16:33:35460101733CC G+
Science on Google+1,505Psychology/Neuroscience PagesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/MwpSt. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/vOJoN). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB2012-04-04 01:14:30290417CC G+
Chris Robinson19,669Science Pages- Updated 3.15.12The pages in this circle cover many important areas/disciplines including: #Anthropology , #Astronomy , #Biology , #Biotechnology , #Botany , #Chemistry , #Climatology , #Ecology , #Geography , #Geology , #Mathematics , #Nanotechnology , #Neurology , #Neuroscience , #Psychology , #Physics , and #robotics . Help spread the love of Science by sharing this circle with your friends/circles.Do you want to add a Science page to the next shared circle? Mention the page on the original post.Pages that will be included in the next circle: +NIH +LA Robotics Club +MicrobiologyBytes +Eye-Com Research +Springer Plants _______________________________Musician and Band Public Database: http://goo.gl/EhCJaShared Circles and Helpful Google+ Links: http://goo.gl/i604C2012-03-15 12:05:16118111713CC G+
Chris Robinson19,669Psychology Pages- Updated 3.15.12This circle covers many areas of Psychology including: #ClinicalPsychology , #CognitiveBehavioralTherapy , #CognitivePsychology , #DevelopmentalPsychology , #EducationalPsychology , #Neurology , #NeuroMarketing , #Neuroscience , #Psychotherapy , #SocialPsychology , and there is even a page devoted to +Psychology Humour! Help spread the love of Psychology by sharing this circle with your friends!Do you want to add a Psychology page to the next shared circle? Mention the page on the original post.Pages to add to next shared circle: +NIH __________________________________Musician and Band Public Database: http://goo.gl/EhCJaShared Circles and Helpful Google+ Links: http://goo.gl/i604C2012-03-15 12:03:12495106CC G+
G+ Shared Circles Directory for Pages194The Science & Technology ~Pages-Only~ Circle! Add these groups and businesses to your circles with a click of a button. Each profile in this circle is a page which means that other pages can add them to circles too!If you'd like to be added to this circle, just leave a comment below.2012-03-13 19:21:241124110CC G+
Wilco Wings1,54203.03.02 Psychology, Psychiatry & MedsIf you're interested to be in this circle's next update, leave a comment. You can also suggest people for this circle.Well, let's try something new here...When you start at Google+, you get a couple of default circles, and when I think back, I had no clue what to do with it. I read a lot of tuts about circle management etc. Started over a few times (bad habit), but it didn’t really worked out for me.I tried to get a number of people interested in Google+ by demonstrating it on the screen. I noticed how confused they were.So I started over with my circle management again, now with a different approach. I took all my interests in my daily live, converted them into interest circles. When I demonstrate Google+ to people now, I don’t see those confused looks anymore, must done something right here.Most Google+ users keep there circle management for themselves (I noticed). I’m going to do the opposite here, I’m gonna share more than 40 interest circles, handpicked (except the Galaxy Nexus circle and the Chromebook circle, these are started by others shared circles).2012-02-28 22:11:3383221CC G+
Igbo Anyanwu1,792My Massive Science Circle.2012-02-27 09:14:56501014CC G+
Chris Robinson15,978Science Pages- Updated 2.13.12The pages in this circle cover many important areas/disciplines including: #Anthropology , #Astronomy , #Biology , #Biotechnology , #Botany , #Chemistry , #Climatology , #Ecology , #Geography , #Geology , #Mathematics , #Nanotechnology , #Neurology , #Neuroscience , #Psychology , and #Physics . Spread the love of Science by sharing this circle with your friends/circles.Pages that will be included in the next circle: +Ask A Biologist +HuffPost Science +Sleep Research +Oxford SciBar +Emily Lakdawalla, Planetary Society Blogger +CosmoQuest Do you want to add a Science page to the next shared circle? Mention the page on the original post: http://goo.gl/6BRLF._________________________________________________Science Circles and Helpful Google+ Links: http://goo.gl/i604C2012-02-13 16:01:3910691614CC G+
Chris Robinson14,511Science in a CircleA circle is a simple shape of Euclidean geometry consisting of those points in a plane that are a given distance from a given point, the centre. The distance between any of the points and the centre is called the radius. The word "circle" derives from the Greek, kirkos "a circle," from the base ker- which means to turn or bend. The origins of the words "circus" and "circuit" are closely related. The circle has been known since before the beginning of recorded history. Natural circles would have been observed, such as the Moon, Sun, and a short plant stalk blowing in the wind on sand, which forms a circle shape in the sand. The circle is the basis for the wheel, which, with related inventions such as gears, makes much of modern civilisation possible. In mathematics, the study of the circle has helped inspire the development of geometry, astronomy, and calculus. Excerpt taken from: http://goo.gl/P21YC.Here on Google+ circle has a different meaning. It's a powerful tool for categorizing profiles and pages. Circles can be beautiful and informative, especially when they're filled with science! I am sharing 50 pages that actively disseminate scientific material; however, it would be nice to build up this circle, as well as the scientific community more generally. Please comment on the original post (http://goo.gl/V1VyI) if you know of other high quality science pages on Google+. Feel free to share this circle with your friends, and don't forget to periodically check the comments in the original post (http://goo.gl/V1VyI) to see the recommended science pages.Science pages not included in circle: +Cancer Research UK, +Environmental Health News, +Research cc: +Allison Sekuler +Robby Bowles +ScienceSunday #sciencesunday2012-01-22 20:01:1450211124CC G+
G+ Business Pages Directory5,276Selection of +Google+ Your Business Pages from M-Z SHARED CIRCLEThis is a small selection of the many pages in the directory to check out. Pages included were done more in a general way and not specific ...in any way except for being in the 2nd half of the alphabet!A fun way to find pages you may not know about! #coolpages2012-01-08 20:17:30343261218CC G+
G+ Business Pages Directory3,402Psychology Pages Shared CircleI received a great interaction with +Chris Robinson today who has a major interest in the sciences and making circles related to All things ScienceMany thanks to him for helping +G+ Business Pages Directory make this circle!Feel free to suggest any other #psych and #science related Pages!#coolpages2011-12-07 22:40:4114349CC G+
Chris Robinson8,261General Science Circle with an emphasis on Psychology and Neuroscience Please comment below if you have found other Psychology/Neuroscience pages. Thanks!Here's the link to the OP (http://goo.gl/FpSeL), so you can check for additions.General Science Pages not included in shared circle+Cambridge Science Festival +Discover Magazine +New Scientist +ScienceBlog.com +ScienceDaily +SciFri +Science News Blog+ScienceSunday +Science of Tomorrow +Scientific AmericanPsychology and Neuroscience Pages not included in shared circle+Action Potential (neuro@nature) +All About Psychology +American Psychological Association +Brain Science Podcast +Cognando +Developmental Psychology News +NeuroDebian 2011-11-14 14:32:0417151514CC G+


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2014-04-23 22:47:25 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)

Bionic Ear Technology Used for Gene Therapy

Full article at http://goo.gl/aWll78.

Researchers at UNSW have for the first time used electrical pulses delivered from a cochlear implant to deliver gene therapy, thereby successfully regrowing auditory nerves.

The research is in Science Translational Medicine. (full access paywall)

Research: “Close-Field Electroporation Gene Delivery Using the Cochlear Implant Electrode Array Enhances the Bionic Ear” by Jeremy L. Pinyon, Sherif F. Tadros, Kristina E. Froud, Ann C. Y. Wong, Isabella T. Tompson, Edward N. Crawford, Myungseo Ko, Renée Morris, Matthias Klugmann and Gary D. Housley in Science Translational Medicine. doi:10.1126/scitranslmed.3008177

Image: Regenerated auditory nerves using gene therapy (top), control below. Credit UNSW.

#genetics   #neuroscience  

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2014-04-23 22:21:50 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 21 +1s)

Higher Education Associated With Better Recovery From TBI

Better-educated people appear to be significantly more likely to recover from a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), suggesting that a brain’s “cognitive reserve” may play a role in helping people get back to their previous lives, new Johns Hopkins research shows.

Full article at http://goo.gl/H5rnU8.

The research is in Neurology. (full access paywall)

Research: “Functional recovery after moderate/severe traumatic brain injury: A role for cognitive reserve?” by Eric B. Schneider, Sandeepa Sur, Vanessa Raymont, Josh Duckworth, Robert G. Kowalski, David T. Efron, Xuan Hui, Shalini Selvarajah, Hali L. Hambridge, and Robert D. Stevens in Neurology. doi:10.1212/WNL.0000000000000379

Image: Researchers don’t currently understand the biological mechanisms thatmight accou... more »

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2014-04-23 19:21:57 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)

Some Astronauts at Risk for Cognitive Impairment, Animal Studies Suggest

Johns Hopkins scientists report that rats exposed to high-energy particles, simulating conditions astronauts would face on a long-term deep space mission, show lapses in attention and slower reaction times, even when the radiation exposure is in extremely low dose ranges.

Full article at http://goo.gl/KyD5c4.

The research is in Radiation Research. (full access paywall)

Research: “Individual Differences in Attentional Deficits and Dopaminergic Protein Levels following Exposure to Proton Radiation” by Catherine M. Davis, Kathleen L. DeCicco-Skinner, Peter G. Roma and Robert D. Hienz in Radiation Research. doi:10.1667/RR13359.1

Image: The findings suggest it may be possible to develop a biological marker to predict sensitivity to radiation’s effects on thehuman... more »

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2014-04-22 23:30:53 (0 comments, 12 reshares, 20 +1s)

Scientists Discover a New Way to Enhance Nerve Growth Following Injury

New research published today by researchers at the University of Calgary’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute uncovers a mechanism to promote growth in damaged nerve cells.

Full article at http://goo.gl/jbB2oq.

The research is in Nature Communications. (full access paywall)

Research: “Enhancing adult nerve regeneration through the knockdown of retinoblastoma protein” by Kimberly J. Christie, Anand Krishnan, Jose A. Martinez, Kaylynn Purdy, Bhagat Singh, Shane Eaton and Douglas Zochodne in Nature Communications. doi:10.1038/ncomms4670

Image: Adult neurons are seen without (top) and following (below) treatment to inactivate Rb. Following treatment, the neurons show an increase in growth (branching) of axons. Credit Bhagat Singh.

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2014-04-22 22:00:58 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)

Scientists Identify Critical New Protein Complex Involved in Learning and Memory

Full article at http://goo.gl/ew9OzR.

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a protein complex that plays a critical but previously unknown role in learning and memory formation.

The research is in eLife. (full open access)

Research: “RGS7/Gβ5/R7BP complex regulates synaptic plasticity and memory by modulating hippocampal GABABR-GIRK signaling” by Olga Ostrovskaya, Keqiang Xie, Ikuo Masuho, Ana Fajardo-Serrano, Rafael Lujan, Kevin Wickman, and Kirill A. Martemyanov in eLife. doi:10.7554/eLife.02053 (http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.02053)

Image: Change in subcellular localization of RGS7 in the hippocampus of the R7bp−/− mice. Electron micrographs of the stratum radiatum of the hippocampal CA1region s... more »

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2014-04-22 21:36:59 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 16 +1s)

Brain Size Matters When it Comes to Animal Self Control

Full article at http://goo.gl/AxRgfA.

Chimpanzees may throw tantrums like toddlers, but their total brain size suggests they have more self-control than, say, a gerbil or fox squirrel, according to a new study of 36 species of mammals and birds ranging from orangutans to zebra finches.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

Research: “The evolution of self-control” by Evan L. MacLean, Brian Hare, Charles L. Nunn, Elsa Addessi, Federica Amici, Rindy C. Anderson, Filippo Aureli, Joseph M. Baker, Amanda E. Bania, Allison M. Barnard, Neeltje J. Boogert, Elizabeth M. Brannon, Emily E. Bray, Joel Bray, Lauren J. N. Brent, Judith M. Burkart, Josep Call, Jessica F. Cantlon, Lucy G. Cheke, Nicola S. Clayton, Mikel M. Delgado, Louis J. DiVincenti, Kazuo Fujita, Esther Herrmann, ChihiroHir... more »

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2014-04-22 21:03:31 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)

Acting Out Dreams While Asleep Could Be Warning Sign of Brain Disorder

Full article at http://goo.gl/nGGMYe.

Researchers at the University of Toronto say a sleep disorder that causes people to act out their dreams is the best current predictor of brain diseases like Parkinson’s and some other forms of dementia.

The research is in Trends in Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: “Breakdown in REM sleep circuitry underlies REM sleep behavior disorder” by John Peever, Pierre-Hervé Luppi, and Jacques Montplaisir in Trends in Neuroscience. doi:10.1016/j.tins.2014.02.009

Image: The disturbance occurs during the rapid-eye-movement (REM) stage of sleep and causes people to act out their dreams, often resulting in injury to themselves and/or bed partner. This image is for illustrative purposes only and is not connected to theresear... more »

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2014-04-21 20:54:55 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 14 +1s)

Researchers Push New Parkinson’s Treatment Toward Clinical Trials

Full article at http://goo.gl/bMybuQ.

The most effective way to tackle debilitating diseases is to punch them at the start and keep them from growing.

Research at Michigan State University, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, shows that a small “molecular tweezer” keeps proteins from clumping, or aggregating, the first step of neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s disease.

The research is in Journal of Biological Chemistry. (full access paywall)

Research: “Molecular Basis for Preventing α-Synuclein Aggregation by a Molecular Tweezer” by Srabasti Acharya, Brian M. Safaie, Piriya Wongkongkathep, Magdalena I. Ivanova, Aida Attar, Frank-Gerrit Klärner, Thomas Schrader, Joseph A. Loo, Gal Bitan,and Lisa J. Lapid... more »

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2014-04-21 19:51:14 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 11 +1s)

Chaperone Compounds Offer New Approach to Alzheimer’s Treatment

Full article at http://goo.gl/ExeTLs.

Compounds identified that stabilize retromer protein complex, which protects neurons from amyloid-beta.

A team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), Weill Cornell Medical College, and Brandeis University has devised a wholly new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease involving the so-called retromer protein complex. Retromer plays a vital role in neurons, steering amyloid precursor protein (APP) away from a region of the cell where APP is cleaved, creating the potentially toxic byproduct amyloid-beta, which is thought to contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s.

The research is in Nature Chemical Biology. (full access paywall)

Research: “Pharmacological chaperones stabilize retromer to limitAPP pro... more »

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2014-04-19 23:53:06 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 16 +1s)

How Vision Makes Sure Little Fish Don’t Get Carried Away

Full article at http://goo.gl/rh3hsC.

Newly discovered types of neurons in the animals’ brain help to compensate for self-motion.

Our eyes not only enable us to recognise objects; they also provide us with a continuous stream of information about our own movements. Whether we run, turn around, fall or sit still in a car – the world glides by us and leaves a characteristic motion trace on our retinas. Seemingly without effort, our brain calculates self-motion from this “optic flow”. This way, we can maintain a stable position and a steady gaze during our own movements. Together with biologists from the University of Freiburg, scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Martinsried near Munich have now discovered an array of new types of neurons, which help the brain of zebrafish toperceive,... more »

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2014-04-19 21:53:25 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)

Study Finds Brain Training Overcomes Tics in Tourette Syndrome

Children with Tourette Syndrome (TS) may unconsciously train their brain to more effectively control their tics, a study led by experts at The University of Nottingham has confirmed.

Full article at http://goo.gl/t1hG7F.

The research is in Journal of Neuropsychology. (full access paywall)

Research: “Enhanced saccadic control in young people with Tourette syndrome despite slowed pro-saccades” by JeYoung Jung, Stephen R. Jackson, Kichun Nam, Chris Hollis and Georgina M. Jackson in Journal of Neuropsychology. doi:10.1111/jnp.12044

Image: Experts still don’t know exactly what causes TS, but it is thought to be linked to abnormalities with some parts of the brain, including the basal ganglia, which helps regulate the body’s movements including eye movements. CreditJohn He... more »

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2014-04-18 21:40:48 (5 comments, 27 reshares, 65 +1s)

Scientists Discover Brain’s Anti Distraction System

Two Simon Fraser University psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could revolutionize doctors’ perception and treatment of attention-deficit disorders.

This discovery opens up the possibility that environmental and/or genetic factors may hinder or suppress a specific brain activity that the researchers have identified as helping us prevent distraction.

Full article at http://goo.gl/UFgftD.

The research is in Journal of Neuroscience. (full open access)

Research: “Suppression of Salient Objects Prevents Distraction in Visual Search” by John M. Gaspar and John J. McDonald in Journal of Neuroscience. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4161-13.2014 (http://jn.sfn.org/press/April-16-2014-Issue/zns01614005658.pdf)

Image: Ashley Livingstone, an SFU first yearmaster’... more »

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2014-04-18 20:50:21 (1 comments, 9 reshares, 31 +1s)

Finding Turns Neuroanatomy on Its Head

Harvard neuroscientists have made a discovery that turns 160 years of neuroanatomy on its head.

Myelin, the electrical insulating material long known to be essential for the fast transmission of impulses along the axons of nerve cells, is not as ubiquitous as thought, according to a new work lead by Professor Paola Arlotta of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) and the University’s Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, in collaboration with Professor Jeff Lichtman, of Harvard’s Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology.

Full article at http://goo.gl/PagsaR.

The research is in Science. (full access paywall)

Research: “Distinct Profiles of Myelin Distribution Along Single Axons of Pyramidal Neurons in the Neocortex” by Giulio Srubek Tomassy, Daniel R. Berger, Hsu-Hsin Chen,Narayan... more »

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2014-04-17 22:47:10 (1 comments, 10 reshares, 23 +1s)

A Biological Engine for Human Language

For more than a decade, North­eastern psy­chology pro­fessor Iris Berent has focused her research on one cen­tral ques­tion: What makes human lan­guage so spe­cial? So far, she’s addressed that ques­tion by con­ducting exper­i­ments on speakers of lan­guages as diverse as Hebrew and Amer­ican Sign Language.

Through this research, she’s uncov­ered some sur­prising things. For instance, her work has shown that regard­less of our mother tongue, we prefer cer­tain lin­guistic struc­tures to others. Despite sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ences between lan­guages as unre­lated as Korean and Spanish, all of them seem to share the same set of unwritten rules that dic­tate how sounds can be arranged to form words.

Full article at http://goo.gl/s9EXD2.

The research is in PLOS ONE (full open access) andPNAS (full access paywall)
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2014-04-17 22:03:52 (0 comments, 9 reshares, 24 +1s)

Jump Starting Natural Resilience Reverses Stress Susceptibility

Scientists have traced vulnerability to depression-like behaviors in mice to out-of-balance electrical activity inside neurons of the brain’s reward circuit and experimentally reversed it – but there’s a twist.

Instead of suppressing it, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health boosted runaway neuronal activity even further, eventually triggering a compensatory self-stabilizing response. Once electrical balance was restored, previously susceptible animals were no longer prone to becoming withdrawn, anxious, and listless following socially stressful experiences.

Full article at http://goo.gl/vot1TW.

The research is in Science. (full access paywall)

Research: “Enhancing Depression Mechanisms in Midbrain Dopamine Neurons Achieves Homeostatic Resilience”by Allyso... more »

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2014-04-17 21:32:01 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 22 +1s)

Neurons Tune into Different Frequencies for Different Spatial Memory Tasks

Full article at http://goo.gl/NXvl1T.

Your brain transmits information about your current location and memories of past locations over the same neural pathways using different frequencies of a rhythmic electrical activity called gamma waves, report neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Austin.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall)

Research: “Slow and Fast Gamma Rhythms Coordinate Different Spatial Coding Modes in Hippocampal Place Cells” by Kevin Wood Bieri, Katelyn N. Bobbitt, and Laura Lee Colgin in Neuron. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2014.03.013

Image: Place cells in the hippocampus provide a neuronal code for specific locations in space. Place cells codes represent upcoming locations at some times and reflect recently visited locations atoth... more »

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2014-04-17 20:13:33 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 20 +1s)

Rapid Whole Brain Imaging with Single Cell Resolution

Full article at http://goo.gl/Y5CyGH.

In collaboration with several Japanese institutes, researchers at the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center in Japan demonstrate an easy and fast way to achieve whole brain imaging for 3D analysis of gene expression profiles and neural circuits at the systems level.

The research is in Cell. (full access paywall)

Research: “Whole-brain imaging with single-cell resolution using chemical cocktails and computational analysis” by Etsuo A. Susaki, Kazuki Tainaka, Dimitri Perrin, Fumiaki Kishino, Takehiro Tawara, Tomonobu M. Watanabe, Chihiro Yokoyama, Hirotaka Onoe, Megumi Eguchi, Shun Yamaguchi, Takaya Abe, Hiroshi Kiyonari, Yoshihiro Shimizu, Atsushi Miyawaki, Hideo Yokota and Hiroki R. Ueda. in Cell. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2014.03.042

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2014-04-17 19:44:20 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 11 +1s)

Study Connects Sleep Deficits Among Young Fruitflies to Disruption in Mating Later in Life

Full article at http://goo.gl/zeFYNd.

Findings show first mechanistic link between sleep loss in early life and adult behavior in animal model.

Mom always said you need your sleep, and it turns out, she was right. According to a new study published in Science this week from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, lack of sleep in young fruit flies profoundly diminishes their ability to do one thing they do really, really well – make more flies.

The research is in Science. (full access paywall)

Research: “A Critical Period of Sleep for Development of Courtship Circuitry and Behavior in Drosophila” by Matthew S. Kayser, Zhifeng Yue, and Amita Sehgal in Science. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2014.02.031
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2014-04-16 23:25:28 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 26 +1s)

Neuroscientists Disprove Idea About Brain Eye Coordination

Full article at http://goo.gl/uT3awN.

By predicting our eye movements, our brain creates a stable world for us. Researchers used to think that those predictions had so much influence that they could cause us to make errors in estimating the position of objects. Neuroscientists at Radboud University have shown this to be incorrect. The Journal of Neuroscience published their findings – which challenge fundamental knowledge regarding coordination between brain and eyes – on 15 April.

The research is in Journal of Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: “No peri-saccadic mislocalization with abruptly cancelled saccades” by Jeroen Atsma, Femke Maij, Brian D. Corneil, and W. Pieter Medendorp in Journal of Neuroscience. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4773-13.2014

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2014-04-16 22:52:15 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 21 +1s)

Eavesdropping on Brain Cell Chatter

Full article at http://goo.gl/45gYsx.

NIH-funded researchers develop novel tools to learn how astrocytes listen in on neurons.

Everything we do — all of our movements, thoughts and feelings – are the result of neurons talking with one another, and recent studies have suggested that some of the conversations might not be all that private. Brain cells known as astrocytes may be listening in on, or even participating in, some of those discussions. But a new mouse study suggests that astrocytes might only be tuning in part of the time — specifically, when the neurons get really excited about something. This research, published in Neuron, was supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall)... more »

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2014-04-16 21:55:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Researchers Track Down Cause of Eye Mobility Disorder

Full article at http://goo.gl/RWTEqU.

Normal development stalls in the nerves.

Imagine you cannot move your eyes up, and you cannot lift your upper eyelid. You walk through life with your head tilted upward so that your eyes look straight when they are rolled down in the eye socket. Obviously, such a condition should be corrected to allow people a normal position of their head. In order to correct this condition, one would need to understand why this happens.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall)

Research: “Human CFEOM1 Mutations Attenuate KIF21A Autoinhibition and Cause Oculomotor Axon Stalling” by Long Cheng, Jigar Desai, Carlos J. Miranda, Jeremy S. Duncan, Weihong Qiu, Alicia A. Nugent, Adrianne L. Kolpak, Carrie C. Wu, Eugene Drokhlyansky, Michelle M. Delisle,Wai... more »

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2014-04-16 21:00:50 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)

Synapses - Stability in Transformation

Full article at http://goo.gl/mz0LzQ.

Synapses remain stable if their components grow in coordination with each other.

Synapses are the points of contact at which information is transmitted between neurons. Without them, we would not be able to form thoughts or remember things. For memories to endure, synapses sometimes have to remain stable for very long periods. But how can a synapse last if its components have to be replaced regularly? Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Martinsried near Munich have taken a decisive step towards answering this question. They have succeeded in demonstrating that when a synapse is formed, all of the components must grow in a coordinated way. This is the only way that a long-term functioning synapse, –the basic prerequisite of learning and memory processes, can bef... more »

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2014-04-16 20:29:02 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)

Scientists Explain How Memories Stick Together

Scientists at the Salk Institute have created a new model of memory that explains how neurons retain select memories a few hours after an event.

This new framework provides a more complete picture of how memory works, which can inform research into disorders liked Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, post-traumatic stress and learning disabilities.

Full article at http://goo.gl/VEzJzu.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall)

Research: “Selective Memory Generalization by Spatial Patterning of Protein Synthesis” by Cian O’Donnell and Terrence J. Sejnowski in Neuron. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2014.02.028

Image: The hippocampus is a region of the brain largely responsible for memory formation. Credit Salk Institute.

#neuroscience   #memory  

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2014-04-15 23:18:11 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 26 +1s)

Limiting a Certain Protein in the Brain Reverses Alzheimer’s Symptoms in Mice

Full article at http://goo.gl/AdXo6K.

Limiting a certain protein in the brain reverses Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice, report neuroscientists at MIT’s Picower Intitute for Learning and Memory.

Researchers found that the overproduction of the protein known as p25 may be the culprit behind the sticky protein-fragment clusters that build up in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.

The research is in Cell. (full access paywall)

Research: “Activity-Dependent p25 Generation Regulates Synaptic Plasticity and Aβ-Induced Cognitive Impairment” by Jinsoo Seo, Paola Giusti-Rodríguez, Ying Zhou, Andrii Rudenko, Sukhee Cho, Kristie T. Ota, Christine Park, Holger Patzke, Ram Madabhushi, Ling Pan, Alison E. Mungenast, Ji-Song Guan, Ivana Delalle, and Li-Huei Tsai inCell. doi:10.... more »

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2014-04-15 22:43:51 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 18 +1s)

Brain Anatomy Differences Between Deaf and Hearing Depend on First Language Learned

In the first known study of its kind, researchers have shown that the language we learn as children affects brain structure, as does hearing status. The findings are reported in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Full article at http://goo.gl/QQGZUU.

The research will be published in Journal of Neuroscience.

Research: The research will be available in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Image: Researchers noted differences in white matter volume in the auditory cortex between the deaf and hearing subjects. They also found differences in the left hemisphere language areas specific to those whose native language was ASL. This image is for illustrative purposes and is not connected to the research. It shows the location of the auditory cortex in the brain. Credit... more »

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2014-04-14 20:33:33 (3 comments, 8 reshares, 22 +1s)

Researchers Find Brain Activity May Mark the Beginning of Memories

By tracking brain activity when an animal stops to look around its environment, neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins University believe they can mark the birth of a memory.

Using lab rats on a circular track, James Knierim, professor of neuroscience in the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute at Johns Hopkins, and a team of brain scientists, noticed that the rats frequently paused to inspect their environment with head movements as they ran. The scientists found that this behavior activated a place cell in their brain, which helps the animal construct a cognitive map, a pattern of activity in the brain that reflects the animal’s internal representation of its environment.

Full article at http://goo.gl/1YduFE.

The research is in Nature Neuroscience. (full access paywall)
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2014-04-14 19:53:39 (0 comments, 11 reshares, 23 +1s)

New Finding Suggests a Way to Block Stress' Damage

Ketamine, an anesthetic sometimes abused as a street drug, increases the synaptic connections between brain cells and in low doses acts as a powerful antidepressant, Yale researchers have found. However, stress has the opposite effect, shrinking the number of synaptic spines, triggering depression.

Full article at http://goo.gl/HgIWEj.

The research is in Nature Medicine. (full access paywall)

Research: “REDD1 is essential for stress-induced synaptic loss and depressive behavior” by Kristie T Ota, Rong-Jian Liu, Bhavya Voleti, Jaime G Maldonado-Aviles, Vanja Duric, Masaaki Iwata, Sophie Dutheil, Catharine Duman, Steve Boikess, David A Lewis, Craig A Stockmeier, Ralph J DiLeone, Christopher Rex, George K Aghajanian and Ronald S Duman in Nature Medicine. doi:10.1038/nm.3513
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2014-04-14 19:23:39 (3 comments, 8 reshares, 19 +1s)

Long Term Study Supports Detrimental Effects of Television Viewing on Sleep in Young Children

Full article at http://goo.gl/onBmW2.

A study following more than 1,800 children from ages 6 months to nearly 8 years found a small but consistent association between increased television viewing and shorter sleep duration. The presence of a television in the room where a child sleeps also was associated with less sleep, particularly in minority children. Investigators from MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) report their results – the first to examine the connection between television and sleep duration over several years – in the May issue of Pediatrics.

The research is in Pediatrics. (full access paywall)

Research: “Television Viewing, Bedroom Television, and Sleep Duration From Infancy toMid-C... more »

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2014-04-14 18:42:46 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)

A Single Switch Dictates Severity of Epileptic Seizures

Full article at http://goo.gl/xuPMNF.

A switch in the brain of people with epilepsy dictates whether their seizures will be relatively mild or lead to a dangerous and debilitating loss of consciousness, Yale researchers have found.

The research is in Neurology. (full access paywall)

Research: “Impaired consciousness in partial seizures is bimodally distributed” by Courtney Cunningham, William C. Chen, Andrew Shorten, Michael McClurkin, Tenzin Choezom, Christian P. Schmidt, Victoria Chu, Anne Bozik, Cameron Best, Melissa Chapman, Moran Furman, Kamil Detyniecki, Joseph T. Giacino, and Hal Blumenfeld in Neurology. doi:10.1212/WNL.0000000000000404

Image: Previous studies have shown that this switch rests in areas of the brain stem that play a role in waking and in payingatt... more »

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2014-04-13 23:36:02 (66 comments, 5 reshares, 34 +1s)

Brain Size Influences Development of Individual Cranial Bones

Full article at http://goo.gl/j55wmQ.

In mammals, embryonic cranial development is modular and step-wise: The individual cranial bones form according to a defined, coordinated schedule. The typical increase in the size of the brain in mammals in the course of evolution ultimately triggered changes in this developmental plan, as a study conducted on embryos of 134 species of animal headed by palaeontologists from the University of Zurich reveals.

The research is in Nature Communications. (full open access)

Research: “Mammalian skull heterochrony reveals modular evolution and a link between cranial development and brain size” by Daisuke Koyabu, Ingmar Werneburg, Naoki Morimoto, Christoph P. E. Zollikofer, Analia M. Forasiepi, Hideki Endo, Junpei Kimura, Satoshi D. Ohdachi, Nguyen TruongSon... more »

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2014-04-13 22:43:15 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 15 +1s)

New Mouse Model Could Revolutionize Research in Alzheimer’s Disease

In a study published today in Nature Neuroscience, a group of researchers led by Takaomi Saido of the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have reported the creation of two new mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease that may potentially revolutionize research into this disease.

Full article at http://goo.gl/Kjsa1C.

The research is in Nature Neuroscience. (full open access)

Research: Single App knock-in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease” by Takashi Saito, Yukio Matsuba, Naomi Mihira, Jiro Takano, Per Nilsson, Shigeyoshi Itohara, Nobuhisa Iwata and Takaomi C Saido in Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.3697 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nn.3697)

Image: Brain sections from 9 to 4-month-old mice were immunostained with the anti- Abeta antibody, 4G8. Plaque areaswere qu... more »

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2014-04-12 21:05:53 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 17 +1s)

Online Registry Aims to Drive Brain Disease Research

A new online project led by researchers at UC San Francisco promises to dramatically cut the time and cost of conducting clinical trials for brain diseases, while also helping scientists analyze and track the brain functions of thousands of volunteers over time.

With easy online registration, the Brain Health Registry is designed to create a ready pool of research subjects for studies on neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, as well as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and many other brain ailments. About one third of the cost of running a clinical trial comes from having to recruit patients, and many trials fail or are delayed because of it.

Full article at http://goo.gl/ae4r8D.

Image: Volunteers will provide a brief personal history and take onlineneu... more »

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2014-04-12 19:37:46 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 12 +1s)

An Early Link to Motion Perception

Full article at http://goo.gl/CmDhRh.

Human perceptual motion bias in low-contrast scenes is encoded within a part of the brain that is the first to receive visual information.

The research is in Journal of Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: “Cortical Correlates of Human Motion Perception Biases” by Brett Vintch and Justin L. Gardner in Journal of Neuroscience. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2809-13.2014

Image: Humans have the ability to accurately estimate the speed of moving objects under good light conditions, such as a bird on a clear day (left). On a cloudy day (right), however, the sensory information may be more ambiguous and invokes a specific cognitive mechanism—perceptual bias—that is hardwired into the visual cortex. Credit Justin Gardner/RIKEN.

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2014-04-11 23:05:32 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 23 +1s)

Brain Cell Find Points to New Brain Cancer Therapies

Full article at http://goo.gl/Qhv5py.

Scientists have gained new understanding of the role played by a key molecule that controls how and when nerve and brain cells are formed – a process that allows the brain to develop and keeps it healthy.

Their findings could help explain what happens when cell production goes out of control, which is a fundamental characteristic of many diseases including cancer.

The research is in Nature Communications. (full open access)

Research: “Lin28a regulates neuronal differentiation and controls miR-9 production” by Jakub S. Nowak, Nila Roy Choudhury, Flavia de Lima Alves, Juri Rappsilber and Gracjan Michlewski in Nature Communications. doi:10.1038/ncomms4687 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms4687)

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2014-04-11 22:24:57 (0 comments, 10 reshares, 26 +1s)

Researchers Show Brain Activity Drives Dynamic Changes in Neural Fiber Insulation

Full article at http://goo.gl/XT4rb7.

The brain is a wonderfully flexible and adaptive learning tool. For decades, researchers have known that this flexibility, called plasticity, comes from selective strengthening of well-used synapses — the connections between nerve cells.

Now, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have demonstrated that brain plasticity also comes from another mechanism: activity-dependent changes in the cells that insulate neural fibers and make them more efficient. These cells form a specialized type of insulation called myelin.

The research is in Science Express. (full access paywall)

Research: “Neuronal Activity Promotes Oligodendrogenesis and Adaptive Myelination in the Mammalian Brain” by Erin M. Gibson,David... more »

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2014-04-11 20:10:47 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)

ARCS Foundation Names V. S. Ramachandran Scientist of the Year

Full article at http://goo.gl/E8htL7.

V.S. Ramachandran, director of the Center for Brain and Cognition at UC San Diego, was recently honored as the 2014 Scientist of the Year by the San Diego chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation. The award was presented April 4 at the organization’s annual Scientist of the Year dinner.

Image: This is a photograph of neuroscientist V.S Ramachandran. Credit Beatrice Ring.

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2014-04-11 19:44:31 (1 comments, 13 reshares, 20 +1s)

Protein Researchers Closing in on the Mystery of Schizophrenia

Full article at http://goo.gl/Qp2Czd.

Schizophrenia is a severe disease for which there is still no effective medical treatment. In an attempt to understand exactly what happens in the brain of schizophrenic people, researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have analysed proteins in the brains of rats that have been given hallucinogenic drugs. This may pave the way for new and better medicines.

The research is published in Journal of Proteome Research. (full access paywall)

Research: “Acute Phencyclidine Treatment Induces Extensive and Distinct Protein Phosphorylation in Rat Frontal Cortex” by Pawel Palmowski, Adelina Rogowska-Wrzesinska, James Williamson, Hans C. Beck, Jens D. Mikkelsen, Henrik H. Hansen, and Ole N. Jensen in Journal of Proteome Research.doi... more »

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2014-04-11 19:11:40 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 15 +1s)

Splice Variants Reveal Connections Among Autism Genes

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Center for Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB) at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has uncovered a new aspect of autism, revealing that proteins involved in autism interact with many more partners than previously known. These interactions had not been detected earlier because they involve alternatively spliced forms of autism genes found in the brain.

Full article at http://goo.gl/c3lPkq.

The research is published in Nature Communications. (full open access)

Research: “Protein interaction network of alternatively spliced isoforms from brain links genetic risk factors for autism” by Roser Corominas, Xinping Yang, Guan Ning Lin, Shuli Kang, Yun Shen, Lila Ghamsari, Martin Broly, Maria Rodriguez, Stanley Tam,She... more »

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2014-04-11 00:01:34 (1 comments, 10 reshares, 25 +1s)

Too Much Protein May Kill Brain Cells as Parkinson’s Progresses

NIH-funded study on key Parkinson’s gene finds a possible new target for monitoring the disease.

Scientists may have discovered how the most common genetic cause of Parkinson’s disease destroys brain cells and devastates many patients worldwide. The study was partially funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS); the results may help scientists develop new therapies.

Full article at http://goo.gl/uddZRl.

The research is published in Cell. (all full access paywall)

Research: “Ribosomal Protein s15 Phosphorylation Mediates LRRK2 Neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s Disease” by Ian Martin, Jungwoo Wren Kim, Byoung Dae Lee, Ho Chul Kang, Jin-Chong Xu, Hao Jia, Jeannette Stankowski, Min-Sik Kim, Jun Zhong,Manoj Kumar, ... more »

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2014-04-10 22:37:51 (3 comments, 14 reshares, 29 +1s)

Kids’ Earliest Memories Might Be Earlier than They Think

The very earliest childhood memories might begin even earlier than anyone realized – including the rememberer, his or her parents and memory researchers.

Four- to 13-year-olds in upstate New York and Newfoundland, Canada, probed their memories when researchers asked: “You know, some kids can remember things that happened to them when they were very little. What is the first thing you can remember? How old were you at that time?” The researchers then returned a year or two later to ask again about earliest memories – and at what age the children were when the events occurred.

Full article at http://goo.gl/iSpBpn.

The research is published in Developmental Psychology and Memory. (all full access paywall)

Research: “Your Earliest Memory May Be Earlier Than You Think:Prospective... more »

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2014-04-10 21:55:25 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 17 +1s)

Researchers Search for Earliest Roots of Psychiatric Disorders

Full article at http://goo.gl/qayAlC.

Newborns whose mothers were exposed during pregnancy to any one of a variety of environmental stressors — such as trauma, illness, and alcohol or drug abuse — become susceptible to various psychiatric disorders that frequently arise later in life. However, it has been unclear how these stressors affect the cells of the developing brain prenatally and give rise to conditions such as schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and some forms of autism and bipolar disorders.

The research is published in Neuron. (all full access paywall)

Research: “Roles of Heat Shock Factor 1 in Neuronal Response to Fetal Environmental Risks and Its Relevance to Brain Disorders” by Kazue Hashimoto-Tori, Masaaki Torii, Mitsuaki Fujimoto, Akira Nakai, Rachid ElFatimy,... more »

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2014-04-10 21:00:52 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 13 +1s)

Early Neural Wiring for Smell Persists

Full article at http://goo.gl/Wwa029.

A new study in Science reveals that the fundamental wiring of the olfactory system in mice sets up shortly after birth and then remains stable but adaptable. The research highlights how important early development can be throughout life and provides insights that may be important in devising regenerative medical therapies in the nervous system.

The research is published in Science. (all full access paywall)

Research: “A Critical Period Defined by Axon-Targeting Mechanisms in the Murine Olfactory Bulb” by Lulu Tsai and Gilad Barnea in Science. doi:10.1126/science.1248806

Image: Native neurons (green) that express the odorant receptor MOR28 attach to known glomeruli (above). Neurons expressing engineered MOR28 (red) may attach to other glomeruli. Growingsid... more »

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2014-04-10 20:33:38 (3 comments, 19 reshares, 39 +1s)

How the Brain Pays Attention

Picking out a face in the crowd is a complicated task: Your brain has to retrieve the memory of the face you’re seeking, then hold it in place while scanning the crowd, paying special attention to finding a match.

A new study by MIT neuroscientists reveals how the brain achieves this type of focused attention on faces or other objects: A part of the prefrontal cortex known as the inferior frontal junction (IFJ) controls visual processing areas that are tuned to recognize a specific category of objects, the researchers report in the April 10 online edition of Science.

Full article at http://goo.gl/3xWB4Z.

The research is published in Science. (all full access paywall)

Research: “Neural Mechanisms of Object-Based Attention” by Daniel Baldauf and Robert Desimone in Science. doi:10.1126/science.1247003... more »

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2014-04-09 22:27:57 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 26 +1s)

Blocking DNA Repair Mechanisms Could Improve Radiation Therapy for Brain Cancer

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have demonstrated in both cancer cell lines and in mice that blocking critical DNA repair mechanisms could improve the effectiveness of radiation therapy for highly fatal brain tumors called glioblastomas.

Full article at http://goo.gl/Urb7sF.

The research is published in Nature Communications, Oncogene and Clinical Cancer Research. (all full access paywall)

Research: “Phosphorylation of EXO1 by CDKs 1 and 2 regulates DNA end resection and repair pathway choice” by Nozomi Tomimatsu, Bipasha Mukherjee, Molly Catherine Hardebeck, Mariya Ilcheva, Cristel Vanessa Camacho, Janelle Louise Harris, Matthew Porteus, Bertrand Llorente, Kum Kum Khanna and Sandeep Burma in Nature Communications.  doi:10.1038/ncomms4561

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2014-04-09 21:53:13 (0 comments, 13 reshares, 25 +1s)

Google Glass Puts the Focus on Parkinson’s

Full article at http://goo.gl/koD34t.

The next generation of wearable computing is being trialled for the first time to evaluate its potential to support people with Parkinson’s.

Experts at Newcastle University are investigating Google Glass as an assistive aid to help people with Parkinson’s retain their independence for longer.

The research will be presented at CHI 2014.

Research: “Exploring the acceptability of Google Glass as an everyday assistive device for people with Parkinson’s” by Roisin McNaney, John Vines, Daniel Roggen, Madeline Balaam, Pengfei Zhang, Ivan Poliakov and Patrick Olivier will be presented at CHI 2014 in Toronto, Canada between April 26 – May 1 2014.

Image: Researchers will be exploring how the motion sensors in Glass can be used to supportpeople with ‘... more »

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2014-04-09 21:13:55 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 20 +1s)

Bone Marrow Stem Cells Show Promise in Stroke Treatment

Full article at http://goo.gl/RJGmLY.

Stem cells culled from bone marrow may prove beneficial in stroke recovery, scientists at UC Irvine’s Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center have learned.

In an analysis of published research, neurologist Dr. Steven Cramer and biomedical engineer Weian Zhao identified 46 studies that examined the use of mesenchymal stromal cells – a type of multipotent adult stem cells mostly processed from bone marrow – in animal models of stroke. They found MSCs to be significantly better than control therapy in 44 of the studies.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall)

Research: “Meta-analysis of preclinical studies of mesenchymal stromal cells for ischemic stroke” by Quynh Vu, BS, Kate Xie, BA, Mark Eckert, PhD, Weian Zhao, PhD andSteven C.... more »

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2014-04-08 22:52:01 (5 comments, 7 reshares, 21 +1s)

Lipid Levels During Prenatal Brain Development Impact Autism

Full article at http://goo.gl/YNFx0W.

In a groundbreaking York University study, researchers have found that abnormal levels of lipid molecules in the brain can affect the interaction between two key neural pathways in early prenatal brain development, which can trigger autism. And, environmental causes such as exposure to chemicals in some cosmetics and common over-the-counter medication can affect the levels of these lipids, according to the researchers.

The research is in Cell Communication and Signaling. (full open access)

Research: “Prostaglandin E2 alters Wnt-dependent migration and proliferation in neuroectodermal stem cells: implications for autism spectrum disorders” by Christine T Wong, Eizaaz Ahmad, Hongyan Li and Dorota A Crawford in Cell Communication and Signaling.doi... more »

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2014-04-08 22:00:03 (0 comments, 22 reshares, 33 +1s)

Memory Accuracy and Strength Can Be Manipulated During Sleep

Full article at http://goo.gl/sqIEuP.

New findings from study on odor perception and processing could open pathways to greater understanding of neurodegenerative disorderss.

The sense of smell might seem intuitive, almost something you take for granted. But researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center have found that memory of specific odors depends on the ability of the brain to learn, process and recall accurately and effectively during slow-wave sleep — a deep sleep characterized by slow brain waves.

The research will appear in Journal of Neuroscience.

Research: The research will appear in Journal of Neuroscience.

Image: When the memory of a specific odor learned when the rats were awake was replayed during slow-wave sleep, they achieved a stronger memoryf... more »

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2014-04-08 21:16:17 (0 comments, 10 reshares, 23 +1s)

What Songbirds Tell Us About How We Learn

Full article at http://goo.gl/wdhqd5.

McGill researcher pinpoints an important role of the basal ganglia in vocal learning across species.

When you throw a wild pitch or sing a flat note, it could be that your basal ganglia made you do it. This area in the middle of the brain is involved in motor control and learning. And one reason for that errant toss or off-key note may be that your brain prompted you to vary your behavior to help you learn, from trial-and-error, to perform better.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall)

Research: “Emergence of Context-Dependent Variability across a Basal Ganglia Network” by Sarah C. Woolley, Raghav Rajan, Mati Joshua, and Allison J. Doupe in Neuron. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2014.01.039

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2014-04-08 20:34:48 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

Potential Link Between Brain Development and Breast Cancer Gene

Scientists at the Salk Institute have uncovered details into a surprising—and crucial—link between brain development and a gene whose mutation is tied to breast and ovarian cancer. Aside from better understanding neurological damage associated in a small percentage of people susceptible to breast cancers, the new work also helps to better understand the evolution of the brain.

Full article at http://goo.gl/bOuw2O.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

Research: “Role of BRCA1 in brain development” by Gerald M. Pao, Quan Zhu, Carlos G. Perez–Garcia, Shen–Ju Chou, Hoonkyo Suh, Fred H. Gage, Dennis D. M. O’Leary and Inder M. Verma in PNAS. doi:10.1073/pnas.1400783111

Image: The images show an early developmental stage of normal (top row) andBRCA1-deficie... more »

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